Your Excellency, My brother Godwin Obaseki,
Happy 63rd Birthday and we wish you God’s abundant blessings as you celebrate your new age.
By divine coincidence, we will be contesting again on different political platforms for the opportunity to lead our people and serve the state as Governor. God appears to have arranged musical chairs for both of us, bringing me to APC which I helped to form and which you contested in 2016, and taking you to PDP where I previously contested and where you have now expressed your preference. Let the will of God be done and I want to assure you that my wish is that we have a campaign, devoid of rancor and violence.
Edo people need a Governor that will help to unify the State, douse the political tension, and focus completely on the development of the state. As leaders, you and I, including other aspirants, have the opportunity, and responsibility, to make things better and ensure that our contest is marked by democratic values that drive high standards of behavior.
You have my best and sincerest wishes. Happy Birthday.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu
APC Gubernatorial Candidate
2nd July 2020